Senator Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2018 Osun State gubernatorial election said he has accepted the ruling of the Supreme Court in favour of Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State.
Adeleke on Friday congratulated Oyetola who was the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress on his victory at the Supreme Court.
In a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, the sneator said his ambition to be the Governor of Osun State was never a do-or-die affair.
He said the Supreme Court’s decision, regardless of his disagreement and disappointment with it remained final.
He said, “As a democrat and law-abiding citizen, I accept the ruling no matter my misgivings.
“I wish Governor Oyetola well in the governance of Osun State.”
Adeleke added, “In all circumstances, we must thank God Almighty. We gallantly fought a good fight in pursuance of a democratic cause.
“The ideals we fought for lives on.
“Our ambition was never a do-or-die affair. We aspired to serve and deliver democratic dividends to the people of Osun state. Our ambition was altruistic. We wish Governor Oyetola the best in the governance of the state.”
Meanwhile, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State says it has accepted the Supreme Court judgment that affirmed Governor Gboyega Oyetola as the winner of the September 2018 governorship election in the state.
PDP Osun State Chairman, Soji Adagunodo, confirmed this to newsmen in Osun state.
“Since the Supreme Court is the highest court in the land, we don’t have anything to say than to accept the verdict.
“The judgment is a split judgment.
“The majority judgment dealt with technical matter and we expected the judges to have called for the file of the lower court.
“Meanwhile, the majority judgment dealt with a constitutional matter which is important to our democracy.
“The court has ruled and we don’t have anything to say than to accept the verdict since there is nowhere to go again,’’ Adagunodo said.